Pentas (Pentas lanceolata 'Red')

Trade name information:
Series: Butterfly
Cultivar name: 'Red'
Common names:
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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 16 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: Star shaped
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadhead faded flowers to ensure more flowering throughout the season
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-09-19Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-06-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-3-11#pollination
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2013-08-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-7-12#pollination   Skipper on Penta
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-09-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-31
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2013-08-18
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2014-Jan
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-01
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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what to plant in a LARGE OUTDOOR pot? by cynmang Mar 10, 2019 11:42 AM 1
Plants for zone 9b landscape that attract hummingbirds and butterflies by Iwannazenspot001 Mar 8, 2019 8:02 AM 3
What types of plants for a novice, full sun patio? by GrimmGardener Mar 3, 2019 1:21 AM 14
ID bush by marybelleanne Nov 14, 2018 12:39 PM 5
Pentas lanceolata, cuttings over winter? by sallyg Nov 4, 2018 7:25 AM 3
Ladies in Red....show your red flowers and leaves! by Gina1960 Nov 26, 2018 7:33 AM 56
Please help diagnose what's going on here by Absolute46 Sep 3, 2018 7:39 AM 1
Butterfly weed by Tkhan Mar 17, 2018 7:38 PM 7
Planting Pentas by Ellewolfe Feb 4, 2018 11:11 AM 1
Bee Friends And Other Garden Guests 2018 by cliftoncat Mar 21, 2019 7:21 AM 984

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